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Heathrow Express, Tropical Sky and Skanda Holidays all became first time winners in this year's British Travel Awards while Thomson and Titan scooped 19 trophies between them.

Holiday Giant Thomson won 10 top trophies including Best Family Holiday Company and Best National Travel Retailer and escorted touring specialist titan scopped nine awards across the categories.

Saga also picked up siven first place awards, reports the Mirror.

British Travel Awards chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: "All BTA winners are to be congratulated for getting the most votes in their categories, no mean feat as the voting public has become increasingly discerning and expects the best customer service.

The winning companies can now proudly display the BTA winners' logo, a benchmark recognised by the travelling public as the sign of excellence."

Heathrow Express won Best Holiday Transfer Company, Tropical Sky won the award fot Best Weddings and Honeymoons in the medium-sized category and Skanda Holidays won the Best Holiday Company to Southern Asia in the small companies category, TravelMole reports.

But it was All Leisure's Travelsphere who took home the most awards overall, winning six Best Holiday Company Awards and nine second place awards, all in the medium sized company categories.

In total nearly 150 companies were honoured at the British Travel Awards 2014.

Here's a full list of the winners:

Best Family Cruise Line

1. P&O Cruises
2. Thomson Cruises
3. Princess Cruises

Best Airport Parking Company

1. APH (Airport Parking & Hotels)
2. Holiday Extras
3. Purple Parking

Best River Cruise Line

1. Viking River Cruises
2. Riviera Travel
3. Red Sea Holidays

Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer

1. Post Office Ltd
2. Travelex
3. Thomson

Best Luxury Holiday Company

Large
1. Kuoni
2. Virgin Holidays + HIP Hotels
3. Saga Holidays

Medium
1. Emirates Holidays
2. Sovereign Luxury Travel
3. Classic Collection Holidays

Small
1. Cox & Kings
2. Luxury Destinations
3. Imagine Africa

Best Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company

Large
1. Crystal Ski Holidays
2. Neilson Active Holidays
3. Inghams

Medium
1. Club Med
2. Mark Warner Holidays
3. Esprit Ski

Small
1. Ski Olympic
2. VIP Ski
3. Snowbizz

Best Camping & Mobile Holiday Company

Large
1. Eurocamp
2. Haven
3. Parkdean

Medium
1. Canvas Holidays
2. Siblu Holidays
3. Alan Rogers' Travel

Small
1. Brittany Ferries Holidays
2. Matthews Holidays
3. South Lakeland Holidays

Best Flight Booking Company

1. Expedia.co.uk
2. alpharooms.com
3. Globehunters

Holiday Transfer Company

1. Heathrow Express
2. HolidayTaxis.com
3. Titan

Best Rail Holiday Company

Large
1. Riviera Travel
2. Newmarket Holidays
3. Saga Holidays

Medium
1. Great Rail Journeys
2. Travelsphere
3. Railbookers

Small
1. Holidays By Rail
2. Ffestiniog Travel
3. Planet Rail

Best All Inclusive Holiday Company

Large
1. First Choice
2. Saga Holidays
3. Thomson

Medium
1. Mark Warner Holidays
2. Club Med
3. Red Sea Holidays

Small
1. Luxury Destinations
2. Simply Maldives
3. Andante Travels

Best Weddings & Honeymoons

Large
1. Virgin Holidays
2. Kuoni
3. Thomson

Medium
1. Tropical Sky
2. Destinology
3. Mercury Direct

Small
1. Perfect Weddings Abroad
2. Black Tomato
3. Imagine Africa

Best Holiday Company to the Caribbean & Bermuda

Large
1. Virgin Holidays
2. Thomas Cook
3. Thomson

Medium
1. The Holiday Place
2. Destinology
3. Tropical Sky

Small
1. Friendship Travel Singles Holidays
2. Caribtours
3. Carrier

BTA/Feefo Award for Excellence in Customer Service

Small/Medium: Wendy Wu Tours
Large: Laterooms

Best UK Upscale Hotel Brand

1. Pullman
2. The Hotel Collection (formerly Puma Hotels)
3. The Doyle Collection London Hotels

Best UK Leisure Attraction

1. Eden Project
2. LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
3. The Scotch Whisky Experience

Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe

Large
1. Thomson
2. Olympic Holidays
3. First Choice

Medium
1. Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays
2. Travelsphere
3. Sovereign Luxury Travel

Small
1. Sailing Holidays Ltd
2. Simpson Travel
3. Greek Sun Holidays

Best Ferry Operator

1. P&O Ferries
2. Brittany Ferries
3. DFDS Seaways

Best Travel Deals Provider

1. Travelzoo
2. Trivago
3. TravelSupermarket

Best Special Interest Holiday Company

Large
1. Saga Holidays
2. Newmarket Holidays
3. Riviera Travel

Medium
1. Discover the World
2. Titan
3. Exodus Travels

Small
1. The Discovery Collection
2. Friendship Travel Singles Holidays
3. Anatolian Sky Holidays

Best Family Holiday Company

Large
1. Thomson
2. Thomas Cook
3. Virgin Holidays

Medium
1. Mark Warner Holidays
2. Canvas Holidays
3. Club Med

Small
1. Activities Abroad
2. Small Families Single Parent Holidays
3. Sailing Holidays Ltd

Best Coach Holidays Company

Large
1. Shearings Holidays
2. Newmarket Holidays
3. National Holidays

Best Holiday Company to Central & S.America

Large
1. Saga Holidays
2. Thomson
3. Virgin Holidays

Medium
1. Travelsphere
2. Titan
3. Explore

Small
1. Imagine Latin America
2. Cox & Kings
3. Bales Worldwide

Best Holiday Company to North Africa

Large
1. Thomson
2. Thomas Cook
3. First Choice

Medium
1. Red Sea Holidays
2. On The Go Tours
3. Explore

Small
1. Bales Worldwide
2. Discover Egypt
3. Audley Travel

Best UK Holiday Cottage/Self Catering Booking Company

Large
1. Sykes Cottages
2. cottages4you
3. holidaylettings

Medium
1. holidaycottages.co.uk
2. Helpful Holidays
3. West Wales Holiday Cottages

Small
1. Coast & Country Cottages
2. Toad Hall Cottages
3. Reserve Apartments

Best Holiday Company to Southern Asia

Large
1. Hayes and Jarvis
2. Saga Holidays
3. Kuoni

Medium
1. Travelsphere
2. Titan
3. Explore

Small
1. Skanda Holidays
2. Cox & Kings
3. Indus Experiences

Best Luxury Cruise Line

1. Princess Cruises
2. Seabourn
3. Hebridean Island Cruises

Best Car Hire Company

1. Avis
2. Enterprise Rent-A-Car
3. Budget

Best UK Holiday County/Destination

1. Cornwall
2. Northumberland
3. Devon

Best UK Holiday Parks Operator

1. Haven
2. Butlins
3. Parkdean

Best Independent Travel Agency

1. Travelwise
2. The Holiday Place
3. Destinology

Best National Travel Retailer

1. Thomson
2. Thomas Cook
3. Virgin Holidays

Best Singles Holiday Company

Large
1. Saga Holidays
2. Shearings Holidays
3. Newmarket Holidays

Medium
1. Solos Holidays
2. Just You
3. Mark Warner Holidays

Small
1. One Traveller
2. Friendship Travel Singles Holidays
3. TrekAmerica

Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company

Large
1. Neilson Active Holidays
2. Crystal Ski Holidays
3. Inghams

Medium
1. Mark Warner Holidays
2. Exodus Travels
3. Explore

Small
1. Activities Abroad
2. Sailing Holidays Ltd
3. Private Expeditions Limited

Best Escorted Adventure Holiday Company

Large
1. Saga Holidays
2. Newmarket Holidays
3. Shearings Holidays

Medium
1. Titan
2. Explore
3. Exodus Travels

Small
1. Grand American Adventures
2. Undiscovered Destinations
3. Tucan Travel

Best Holiday Company to Central & N. Europe

Medium
1. Travelsphere
2. Titan
3. Discover the World

Small
1. Regent Holidays
2. Insight Vacations
3. Transun

Best Holiday Company to the Italian Peninsula

Large
1. Thomson
2. First Choice
3. Newmarket Holidays

Medium
1. Citalia
2. Mercury Direct
3. Titan

Small
1. Essential Italy
2. Martin Randall Travel
3. Andante Travels

Best Holiday Company to Australasia

Medium
1. Austravel
2. Travelsphere
3. Titan

Small
1. Scenic Tours
2. APT Guided Tours & River Cruises
3. Audley Travel

Best Holiday Company to East & Central Asia

Medium
1. Travelsphere
2. Titan
3. On The Go Tours

Small
1. Wendy Wu Tours
2. Bales Worldwide
3. Regent Holidays

Best Cruise Holiday Retailer

1. Thomson Cruises
2. Virgin Holidays Cruises
3. The Cruise Line

Best Worldwide Upscale Hotel Brand

1. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
2. Pullman
3. MGallery

Best All-Inclusive Hotel/Resort Brand

1. Sandals Resorts
2. RIU Hotels & Resorts
3. Elegant Hotels Group

Best Consumer Holiday Magazine

1. National Geographic Traveller (UK)
2. Discover Britain
3. BRITAIN - The Official Magazine

Best UK Mid-scale Hotel Brand

1. Best Western Hotels GB
2. Mercure Hotels
3. Novotel

Best UK Heritage Attraction

1. Edinburgh Castle
2. National Maritime Museum Cornwall
3. Giant's Causeway

Best UK Tourism Authority

Winner: South West Tourism Alliance

Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company

Large
1. Newmarket Holidays
2. Saga Holidays
3. Shearings Holidays

Medium
1. Titan
2. Travelsphere
3. Leger Holidays

Small
1. Direct Traveller
2. Cox & Kings
3. Martin Randall Travel

Best Coach Holidays Company

Large
1. Shearings Holidays
2. Newmarket Holidays
3. National Holidays

Medium
1. Titan
2. Leger Holidays
3. Gold Crest Holidays

Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company

Large
1. Hayes and Jarvis
2. Saga Holidays
3. Kuoni

Medium
1. Titan
2. Explore
3. Exodus Travels

Small
1. Imagine Africa
2. Natural World Safaris
3. Africa Odyssey

Best Holiday Company to .E & S.E. Europe

Large
1. Thomson
2. Thomas Cook
3. Saga Holidays

Medium
1. Travelsphere
2. Titan
3. Balkan Holidays

Small
1. Direct Traveller
2. Cyprus Paradise
3. Cox & Kings

Best Holiday Company to Sub Saharan Africa

Large
1. Hayes and Jarvis
2. Saga Holidays
3. Kuoni

Medium
1. Titan
2. Explore
3. Destinology

Small
1. Imagine Africa
2. Natural World Safaris
3. Africa Odyssey

Best Holiday Company to the Indian Ocean

Large
1. Kuoni
2. Virgin Holidays
3. Hayes and Jarvis

Medium
1. Emirates Holidays
2. Mercury Direct
3. Destinology

Small
1. Simply Maldives
2. Luxury Destinations
3. Experience Travel Group

Best UK Departure Cruise Line

1. P&O Cruises
2. Saga Holidays
3. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Best Worldwide Mid-scale Hotel Brand

1. Mercure Hotels
2. Novotel
3. Jurys Inn Hotel Group

Best English Channel Operator

1. P&O Ferries
2. Eurostar International
3. DFDS Seaways

Best Travel Review Website

1. TripAdvisor
2. CruiseCritic.co.uk
3. Silver Travel Advisor

Best Travel Insurance Provider

1. Post Office Ltd
2. InsureandGo
3. John Lewis

Best UK Luxury Hotel Brand

1. Small Luxury Hotels of the World
2. Sofitel
3. Pride of Britain Hotels

Best UK Economy Hotel

1. Premier Inn
2. Holiday Inn Express
3. Travelodge

Best Holiday Company for Customer Service

Large
1. Thomson
2. Saga Holidays
3. First Choice

Medium
1. Titan
2. Emirates Holidays
3. Tropical Sky

Small
1. Martin Randall Travel
2. Andante Travels
3. TrekAmerica

Best Holiday Company to Western Europe

Large
1. Saga Holidays
2. Eurocamp
3. Thomson

Medium
1. Travelsphere
2. Titan
3. Canvas Holidays

Small
1. Brittany Ferries Holidays
2. Long Travel
3. Archipelago Choice

Best Holiday Company to the Iberian Peninsula

Large
1. Thomson
2. First Choice
3. Saga Holidays

Medium
1. Titan
2. Travelsphere
3. Sovereign Luxury Travel

Small
1. Light Blue Travel
2. Simpson Travel
3. Martin Randall Travel

Best Holiday Company to the USA

Large
1. Virgin Holidays
2. Thomas Cook
3. Trailfinders

Medium
1. Titan
2. Travelsphere
3. American Sky

Small
1. TrekAmerica
2. Scenic Tours
3. Holidays By Rail

Best Holiday Company to Canada

Large
1. Virgin Holidays
2. Canadian Affair
3. Saga Holidays

Medium
1. Titan
2. Travelsphere
3. Discover the World

Small
1. TrekAmerica
2. Trafalgar
3. 1st Class Holidays

Best Holiday Company to the Middle East

Large
1. Virgin Holidays
2. Saga Holidays
3. Kuoni

Medium
1. Emirates Holidays
2. Travelsphere
3. Destinology

Small
1. Etihad Holidays
2. Cox & Kings
3. Luxury Destinations

Best Holiday Company to Southeast Asia

Large
1. Saga Holidays
2. Thomson
3. Hayes and Jarvis

Medium
1. Emirates Holidays
2. Travelsphere
3. Explore

Small
1. Imagine Asia
2. Wendy Wu Tours
3. Bales Worldwide

Best Villa/Self Catering Holiday Booking Company

Large
1. James Villas
2. holidaylettings
3. Eurocamp

Medium
1. Villa Plus
2. West Wales Holiday Cottages
3. Oliver's Travels

Small
1. Solmar Villas
2. Simpson Travel
3. Debbie's Villas

Best Online Travel Agency

1. Expedia.co.uk
2. Booking.com
3. TravelRepublic

Best Hotel Booking Company

1. Booking.com
2. Expedia.co.uk
3. LateRooms.com

Best Specialist & Small Ships Cruise Line

1. Saga Holidays
2. Voyages of Discovery
3. Hurtigruten

Best Worldwide Luxury Hotel Brand

1. Small Luxury Hotels of the World
2. Sofitel
3. Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Best Worldwide Economy Hotel Brand

1. Premier Inn
2. Holiday Inn
3. Days Inn

Best Holiday Attraction Ticket Provider

1. TravelRepublic
2. The London Pass
3. Attraction Tickets Direct

Best UK Coastal Resort

1. Bournemouth
2. Tenby
3. Bude

Best Travel Retailer for Customer Service

Large
1. Thomson
2. Kuoni
3. First Choice

Medium
1. Barrhead Travel
2. The Midcounties Co-operative Travel
3. Destinology

Small
1. Spear Travels
2. Travelwise
3. Dawson & Sanderson

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